Nearly 70% of Americans believe there should be stricter content standards on Facebook, including rules that would prevent misinformation and hate speech from proliferating on the platform. The findings come from to a new poll conducted by Morning Consult.
The poll found that Americans also overwhelmingly support a range of congressional actions. Nearly 80% of the people who responded, for instance, said they would support stronger protections for children on social media. Strong majorities also supported congressional action on requiring more transparency into algorithms and internal research.
Respondents also broadly supported the creation of a new independent body of former tech employees that would conduct investigations into the social harms of Facebook's algorithms.
The poll was conducted this month, in the wake of Wall Street Journal's Facebook investigation, which revealed the company's own internal research regarding a wide array of harms of the platform.